The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 43 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.40% 3.61% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 4.98% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 1
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
281 221 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 84.38% 72.46% 73.97%
Number of salaries quoted 256 189 151
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (44.44%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
5 5 (27.78%) PHP
5 5 (27.78%) Solaris
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Python
5 5 (27.78%) SMTP
5 5 (27.78%) HTTP
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) Internet
6 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) OWASP
7 3 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) SIEM
7 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.11%) CEH
8 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (11.11%) Nmap
8 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) McAfee
8 2 (11.11%) CISSP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) SMTP
3 5 (27.78%) HTTP
3 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) Internet
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Malware Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Trainer
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Security Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.56%) Physics
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Solaris
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 3 (16.67%) OWASP
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) SIEM
6 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PHP
1 5 (27.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CISSP
3 2 (11.11%) CEH
3 2 (11.11%) CISMP
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ARP4754
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nmap
2 1 (5.56%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) McAfee
1 2 (11.11%) Qualys
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